Model #917377422 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

governor 917377422 Craftsman Rotary mower

A:

Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your question about your Craftsman rotary mower. I am so sorry to hear the carburetor needed to be rebuilt. I understand how easy it is to forget how a part was installed once you have removed it. I will be happy to help you with reinstalling the governor linkage.

 

We do not have the governor linkage connections for each individual engine. I have included some images of different connections. One of them should be fairly close to the connections on your engine. Please not that you may need to move the linkage to different holes on the governor arm and throttle plate until you get the engine running correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

I know the advice is a little late in this case, but for future reference, I recommend making a diagram or taking pictures of parts like the linkage before you remove them. This will make reinstalling them at a later date easier. Since you were working on the carburetor, I recommend using fuel stabilizer in the gas to keep the carburetor’s passage ways free of debris. I have included that link for you.

 

Fuel Stabilizer

 

I hope this answers your questions. If I can be of further assistance please respond to this thread. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
October 06, 2013
Q:

any adjustment for carb 917377422 Craftsman Rotary mower

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com. According to the manual for carburetor adjustments, this carburetor has a non-adjustable fixed main jet for mixture control. 

Here is a section of the service manual for this tecumseh engine regarding adjustments:

ADJUSTMENTS

DO NOT MAKE UNNECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS. FACTORY SETTINGS ARE SATISFACTORY FOR MOST APPLICATIONS AND

CONDITIONS. IF ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEEDED, PROCEED AS

FOLLOWS:

CARBURETOR

If you think your carburetor needs adjusting, see your nearest

SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. (OR SEARS CANADA, INC.)

SERVICE CENTER. Engine perforrdance should not be affected at altitudes up to 7,000 feet. For operation at higher elevations, contactyour nearest SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. (OR SEARS CANADA, INC.) SERVICE CENTER.

ENGINE SPEED

NEVER TAMPER WITH ENGINE GOVERNOR WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING

ENGINE ABOVE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS.

If the carburetor seems to be having issues, usually a thorough cleaning, rebuild, or replacement will solve the problem. I have one of these 640174 carbs on a go-kart for my kids and it was pretty simple to disassemble and clean.

Let me know if I can be of any further assistance and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.  

 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
October 03, 2013
Q:

how do i put a new mulcher door and spring on mower model 917389060

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I am sending you some images showing the position of the spring on the mulcher door.

Our system is not allowing us to attach images just now. I am sending the images by regular email.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2010
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Can you show the images, I have the same issue, or e-mail them to me too???

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austin -
May 27, 2010
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sorry to repeat the last post. but can you post the images. I have the same problem also for model 917.377422

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Anonymous -
August 26, 2010
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It's tricky getting the loaded spring installed to hold the door shut but here's a link to an image from the manual, good luck.

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madgolfer -
August 26, 2010
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